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Barrhead household waste and recycling centre

Find the address of Barrhead recycling centre, opening hours and the materials we accept.

Important information: vans

Please note that due to communication issues, all vans (including those with trailers) must temporarily use Greenhags Recycling Centre until further notice. Cars with trailers will be permitted access to the site.

You must book this in advance by calling 0141 577 3001.


Barrhead Household Waste and Recycling Centre
Carlibar Road
East Renfrewshire
G78 1AA (opens in Google maps)

Tel: 0141 577 3038

Opening times

Barrhead is open 7 days a week, all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2 January.

Barrhead recycling centre opening times
Summer1 April - 30 September10am - 7.30pm
Winter1 October - 31 March8am - 5pm

What can I recycle at Barrhead recycling centre?

Barrhead is licensed to accept household waste and materials only for recycling.

You can recycle:

  • waste electrical and electronic equipment (anything with a plug or battery)
  • fridges and freezers
  • fluorescent tube and low energy bulbs
  • MDF, chipboard and laminates
  • scrap metal
  • soil and rubble
  • wood
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • engine oil
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles/canisters
  • cardboard
  • small amounts of chemicals (please call 0141 577 3038)

You can also recycle everyday items such as paper, glass, cans, plastics food, drink containers and cartons.

Please note you can't recycle food waste at Barrhead recycling centre.

Proof of residency

Barrhead recycling centre  is for East Renfrewshire residents only. When you visit the site, you must bring proof of where you live. For example, driving license, council tax or utility bill.

Business waste

We do not accept business waste at Barrhead Recycling Centre.

Find out more about business waste

Related information

Greenhags household waste and recycling centre

Find your nearest recycling point

Recycling - how are we doing?

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